On December 12, Gunars Aigars, the deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted oath of twenty-six advocates admitted to Latvian Board of Sworn Advocates.

Having accepted the oath, Gunars Aigars wished to new advocates to observe two fundamental principles in advocates’ work – law and good faith. If observance of laws is self-evident, good faith is advocate’s choice. “Client’s wishes may be different, but you should stand for good faith as rocks. If you do not do that – you will lose cases and will not develop your good reputation as that of the advocate. Benefits, which you will probably receive, will be short-term, but good reputation has been developed by years”, G.Aigars said. However, being the judge with considerable experience, G.Aigars wished to new advocates to come to the court with well reasoned, pointedly formulated cases, which characterise good advocate.

Number of sworn advocates is extended by assistants to sworn advocates Ilona Bauda, Janis Berzins, Kitija Boicova, Alesja Demcenko, Dace Indane, Santa Glazniece, Julija Kolomijceva, Liene Krumina, Andris Lazdins, Izolde Marhele, Ginta Maza, Annija Mezinska, Edgars Mucenieks, Roberts Prusis, Santa Rubina, Ilze Rucevica, Viktorija Smirnova-Cerkasa, Normunds Strenge, Matiss Skinkis, Jevgenija Tverjanovica-Bore, Andris Vilks and Zinta Zalite-Rukmane.

Valerijs Kepents, the Member of the Board of “Laidene” Ltd, Edgars Lazdans, certified insolvency procedure administrator, Janis Meija, lawyer of legal bureau “EuroKonsults” and lecturer of several higher educational institutions, and Janis Kucenko, the Head of Legal Department of liquidated joint-stock company “Krajbanka” are also admitted to the Board of Sworn Advocates.

To become a sworn advocate, a person who has an appropriate education and work experience, passes the advocate’s exam. After the passing of the exam, if the Board of Sworn Advocates hasn’t received information that there are obstacles stated in the Law on Advocacy for admission of the new candidate, it admits a candidate to the community of sworn advocates. Pursuant to Paragraph 46 of the Law on Advocacy the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts the oath of newly admitted advocates.

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211